The Audies Gala is tonight in Chicago!The Audies are awards given by the Audio Publishers Association, or the APA. The winners will be announced this evening from the short lists that were announced in February. I am looking forward to hearing the winners!
I have spent the last couple months listening to books from the Middle Grade and Young Listeners short list. I volunteered to be a part of Armchair Audies where audiobook lovers listen and try to predict the winner. I listened to most of the audiobooks in each category. There was one audiobook in each category that the libraries around me did not own, so I'll just have to wait and see if they sweep the awards! I bolded the titles I think could win and italicized the titles I did not hear.
Young Listeners Audies 2016 Finalists
- Appleblossom the Possum by Holly Goldberg Sloan, read by Dustin Hoffman
- Brother Hugo and the Bear by Katy Beebe, read by Gildart Jackson
- Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon, read by Suzy Jackson
- Eloise Audio Collection by Kay Thompson, read by Bernadette Peters
- The Little Shop of Monsters by R.L. Stine, Marc Brown, read by Jack Black
- Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales, read by Adriana Sananes
Middle Grade Audies 2016 Finalists
- Diary of a Mad Brownie by Bruce Coville, read by Euan Morton, Nancy O’Connor, Amanda Carlin, Scott Sherratt, Amanda D’Acierno, Jennifer Rubins, Joe Scalora, Dan Zitt, Tavia Gilbert, Matt Hostetler, and Karen Dziekonski
- Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan, read by Mark Bramhall, David de Vries, MacLeod Andrews, and Rebecca Soler
- Jump Back, Paul by Sally Derby, read by Bahni Turpin and Dion Graham
- Stellla by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper, read by Heather Alicia Simms
- The Unmapped Sea by Maryrose Wood, Read by Katherine Kellgren
I hope to tweet along with the Audies this evening as well as watch the live steam! Best wishes everyone!